It’s an understatement to say summer in the Las Vegas desert can be hot. Luckily, the city is equipped with plenty of ways to keep you cool, and there is no better way to beat the heat than with a refreshing beverage. As the summer heats up, cool down with an ice cold cocktail, beer, or mocktail at one of the many Las Vegas bars serving up icy imbibements. The D highlights the best frozen cocktails in Las Vegas, where to find them, and how to make your own once you’re home!
Champagne? Check. Popsicle? Check. The Signature Popsicle Cocktail at The Cosmopolitan was created to satisfy your inner twenty-one year old child. Served at the resort’s Boulevard and Chelsea pools, this adult play on a childhood treat is the perfect summer cocktail to sip (and nosh) on!
Would it truly be summer if we didn’t highlight a tiki bar? Frankie’s Tiki Room is a kitschy bar deeply rooted in tiki tradition, offering creative, fruit-based rum cocktails and decorated with bamboo accents and hand-carved furniture.
Chill out and sip down some of our iconic frozen cocktails at D Bar. This permanent outdoor bar on the Fremont Street Experience features flair and dancing bartenders who mix and flip all kinds of drinks and cocktails. With four big screens and drink dispensers pouring 15 flavors of frozen cocktails, who can ask for more?
“Wasting away again in Margaritaville…” Channel your inner Jimmy Buffett and grab a refreshing cocktail, because it’s 5 o’clock somewhere. With a huge selection of frozen margaritas and a lengthy list of other “boat drinks”, Margaritaville is a great place to chill out while sipping on your summer favorites.
The Sugar Factory is a summer favorite, with a patio fronting the Strip and a fun drink menu to satisfy your sweet tooth. Drinks feature unusual enhancements like liquid nitrogen that creates a slushy texture accompanied by an exotic fog. We suggest trying the Blow Pop Martini, which has Three Olives Bubble Gum vodka, DK Apple Pucker, fresh lemon sour, green apple syrup and a Blow Pop on top!
Just when you thought there was no drink better than your summer staple wine (rosé, of course), in stepped frosé. Frosé, short for frozen rosé, is quite possibly summer’s trendiest cocktail. This chilly pink drink is served everywhere from boozy brunches to poolside patios. Here are a few Las Vegas bars where you can sip on this delicious drink:
Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis serves her own brand of frosé at this authentic Italian restaurant, Giada. This signature frozen cocktail is created with rosé wine, white vermouth, and limoncello and is served in style from a custom-made, rose gold machine. The frosé is then poured into a glass rimmed with rose-infused sugar and garnished with fresh basil.
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SUGARCANE puts a fruitier spin on their frosé. Part vodka, part rosé, part peach schnapps, this frosé is served with a prickly pear purée and a garnish of an edible flower.
Frosé at LAVO is served up in a deep pink hue with bright berry accents. Sip this pink goodness while sitting on a patio overlooking the Strip to feel like you’re truly treating yourself this summer.
While sipping on boozy slushies at Las Vegas bars is one of the best summertime activities, you can easily take the joy and refreshment of these drinks at home. From the Pina Colada to frosé, a few thirst-quenching and refreshingly delicious summer cocktails top our list of all-time favorites and they’re very easy to make from scratch. Beating the heat has never been easier with these frozen cocktails!
“If you like Pina Coladas…” Oh wait. Who doesn’t? Go coco-nuts at home making this frozen cocktail comprised of rum, pineapple juice, coconut cream, and lime juice. Pour all the ingredients (plus ice) in the blender to create this boozy tropical smoothie of pure deliciousness.
Indulge with this fruity twist on this Mexican classic. All you need is margarita mix, tequila, triple sec, and a diced, ripe mango to make the perfect mango margarita. Add ice into the blender and blend until smooth. Pour in a glass rimmed with salt and tajin and garnish with a lime wedge.
This refreshingly light strawberry-flavored treat is a real crowd pleaser. Combine prosecco, strawberries, lime juice, and vodka in a blender. Fill the blender halfway full with ice, and blend until slushy. Divide slushies between glasses and garnish these prosecco slushies with mint.
You didn’t think we would tell you where to find frosé without giving you a recipe to make it yourself, did you? Start by pouring a bottle of rosé into ice cube trays and freeze for 8 hours. Combine strawberries and sugar in the blender and let sit at room temperature for 10 minutes. Add the vodka, grenadine, and rosé cubes, and voila!
Whatever your drink of choice is, from the classic margarita to the trendy frosé, you’re sure to find the perfect way to quench your thirst and stay cool in Vegas. Be sure to drink responsibly this summer, and treat yourself to one of these many frozen cocktails!